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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 25, 2009 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I have been scanning the reviews of the DEAD shows of late and been surprised by how many folks ONLY post reviews, and never visit the forum. To compare, I checked a number of other shows, and found largely the same proportion.

Interestingly, some reviewers are having "discussions" via the reviews--ie, attacks and counter attacks, just as we do here.

I am intrigued by the fact that so many of us Forumites rarely post reviews, and by how many reviewers never seem to post here...that latter fact especially surprising, it seems to me, given that they so obviously enjoy the back and forth, etc. Dr Flback seems the one exception, that at least historically, was a diehard reviewer that came to the Forum once in a while...not many of those, though...

Anybody else struck by this?

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Poster: pigpen_81 Date: Apr 25, 2009 10:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I rarely read the reviews. Sometimes I scan through the review posters names to see if anyone from here reviewed there. I do wonder if people from here review there using a different nickname ?
Last,.. I think it so much more FUN to read here.


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Poster: Skippy61 Date: Apr 25, 2009 10:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I love to read the reviews and I used to do reviews fairly often. Then it seemed to be a bit repetative as I have rarely found a GD show that I haven't like in at least one way or the other. The really early Acid test shows, no use for and i used to love to takes acid. Then I started to post instead perhaps for the banter the conflict that once in awhile rises. In a nutshell the conflict resolution on not, give a chance to put you thoughts and feelings and love of the Community and the Band. Got into a few squabbles Robthewordsmith might remember, but i have come to realize this is an part of the fun.


So i mostly post now

PEACE:Skippy

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Poster: pequastogy Date: Apr 25, 2009 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I PROMISE TO REVIEW THE MSG SHOW TONIGHT. VERY PUMPED UP. MAY BE LATER IN THE DAY TOMORROW BEFORE I RECOVER AND AM ABLE TO PUT THE WORD OUT.

IF SETLISTS ARE ANY INDICATION, NASSAU LAST NIGHT SEEMED VERY HOT. GOOD VENUE WITH ALOT OF DEAD HISTORY THERE.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 25, 2009 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Nassau was hot!!! Space Drums was a little on the longish side - but, hey is that is what the boys want to do I can't complain. Acoustic LL Rain was pretty damn cool no matter how it gets sliced!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Apr 25, 2009 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

i think the forum is more like performance art, here today gone tomorrow, i.e., a momentary torture in comparison to a permanent installation which eventually groans under its own weight of self-importance; like yourself i've reviewed a few here and there, but i don't really hold much esteem for reviewers in the real world, so my emulation of same feels weird and perverse

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 25, 2009 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Yeah, somehow our moment in the Sun here is very different...what do we usually get? 48-72 hrs of exposure? And then it's gone, only to be dredged up by the likes of Rob finding I contradicted myself two years ago...JK, but it's true, I did, and he found it.

It does seem that we are not as constrained by the timeline--a few times I have dreaded how time passed so slowly while I waited from some inane post of my to slide off the board, somehow too embarrassed to delete or revise it, but a review seems more permanent...

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Apr 26, 2009 2:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

There are a few of them that write reviews that I WISH would participate on this forum, I love the first-person accounts of many of the shows, and much is to be gained there. These accounts always add a certain flavor to a review, especially the older shows....

And who among us would not like to debate the merits of a particular show with someone like "j-boy"?

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Poster: barongsong Date: Apr 27, 2009 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I've written a few reviews. Usually I do it when like High Flow stated the show has some really good stuff that has been missed in previous reviews or I feel is misunderstood completely. Mostly though If I write a review it's either that the show completely rocked me or I was at it and wanted to share some of the experience right or wrong. It's interesting though with so many new uploads recently there are many shows now without any reviews, that are obviously top stuff, that I have written a few on them too. Mostly though I find that due to my end of the night schedule of music listening I've found I'm often to tired to write a proper review and my thoughts on the particulars of one show are lost to the ether until next time.
Writing in the forum is usually feels more relaxed for me so mostly I choose that instead.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 25, 2009 2:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I occasionally go both ways myself. Just want to make sure I still have the ability to spew self-serving, overblown, pretentious effluvium in more than one locale. Aren't you all lucky?

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Apr 25, 2009 4:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Always knew you went both both ways SDH :)
I bet you secretly root for the Yankees too.
JK, Another wild series in Beantown.
Back to the thread at hand, I too have maybe only reviewed a handfull of shows (if that many) And prefer to post here.
Nice thread WT.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 25, 2009 3:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Well, yeah...if you can stick around.

Hope all is well. Or at least tolerable. Gone are the days of fun filled trips to Utah, I suppose...but those shall return, or live on regardless?

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 25, 2009 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I am a selective reviewer. I'm not even sure why I review such a small # of shows, etc.. I guess if I observe something that has not been stated in previous reviews, I like to add a note.

More often I prefer to review material that I feel needs a boost. Worthwhile stuff that so many people have overlooked. This place is laced w/ hidden treasure.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 25, 2009 4:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Hmmm, thought you were talking about my gym shorts, but worried as to how you knew...we haven't even had that two on two game yet...suppose we can get BD to coach us?

"This place is laced w/ hidden treasure."

This post was modified by William Tell on 2009-04-25 23:28:57

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 25, 2009 5:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Sure, but then I'd have to admit that when I review shows, I only do so as jboyguar.... oops! didn't mean to blow my cover.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 25, 2009 5:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Sure, but then I'd have to admit that when I review shows, I only do so as jboyguar.... oops! didn't mean to blow my cover.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 27, 2009 6:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I'm afraid that although my activities here have decreased substantially, I am still keeping an eye on you unwashed freaks and hopefully will be able to resume annoying one and all in the near future.

As for trips to Moab, we are already planning another one for perhaps next winter (hopefully too cold for those annoying cyclists, we have a hard time getting around them in our 74 GMC Jimmy 4x4...yeah, that's right, Al Gore's nightmare machine).

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 27, 2009 7:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Cool! Good to hear...and, Al can't have everything is own way.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Apr 25, 2009 8:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I've noticed. The names in the reviews rarely match the names here. :D It's a different set of expectations isn't it? If you write a review, you don't expect a 'reply' (but you might engage in a little back-and-forth if you do). If you post in the Forum, you want a reply (usually). I wrote about 20 reviews (a drop in the bucket when there's over 4000 shows or w/e), but stopped reviewing when I started writing in the Forum.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 25, 2009 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Yeah, in fact, having started here, once in a great while I go write a review, BUT I always feel like I have droned on and on about it so much over here that there isn't any point...feels really redundant...hmmm, like so many of my posts I suppose. And, I really feel like it gets more exposure over here (hard to say--I have no idea how many folks just read reviews...I skim them, but only rarely, and usually looking for silly ones to come back here and talk about...jeeezzz, how juvenile can I be?).

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Apr 25, 2009 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

If I'm streaming the shows, I'll often read the reviews while I listen. The shows that have many, many reviews usually have some familiar names on 'em...

Where would we be without the funny reviews? Especially when they weren't meant to be funny... here's one now... :)

"I love the moment in "Cassidy" where they head out to the unknown hoping to collectively gather at 'Graceland.' Kudos to Jim Ladd for perfectly seguing Dire Straitsian outro music right into Simon's set sailing southbound. Everyone's paying attention, but the decibal level's only at 7.5." -jboy

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Apr 25, 2009 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Who the hell is jboy and why does he exist?

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 25, 2009 8:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I started in the review section but then found the forum more useful. There are a handful of guys I trust in the review section but the remaining folks tend to review based on the good time they had. That's cool if they choose that way to go but it's not very useful for me to pick out shows. And yes, I found that defenders of 1995 can get very chippy in defending shows from that year. Again, if you dig 1995 it's no skin off my back and that's the usefulness of this site. However, I should be able to "objectfully" say the Wharf Rat from NJ that summer is the most horrific thing I heard from garcia since I have followed the GD and not be called a "hater".

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 26, 2009 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I wish more forum-ites would post reviews b/c the reviews I find are mostly lacking in objectivity. (i.e. "me and my friend were so wasted at this show; I remember thinking Jerry looked like Mothra and Phil was Godzilla and they were both breathing fire." Ummm....thanks..so, do I want to hear this how or not???)

I look for reviewers (rare as they are) who also post regularly on the forum b/c they are usually the most knowledgable and reliable for a good show.

But much as I'd like to see more shows reviewed, I also wish there was more specific show discussion on the forum. For example. Liamfinnergan is always good for an excellent point-to of a version of a tune...SDH recommends great shows via forum post often, and many others as well.

Much as I can get into the "side discussions", even the idiotic political ones that make no sense in context of a forum about a dinosaur band--I do wish it would focus more on THE MUSIC.

I mean, think about ir...we've got some 2,000 + shows to discuss and parse over from every era...there's still a lot of good recommendations to be made.





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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 26, 2009 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I see your point, but in a way, all the community interactions, as DH1 noted above, lead to strong feelings of affection and respect, at least on my part, for so many members here that I realize it matters more than the rest...how many times can I blather on about 12-29-68 and 6-14-68, right? But, the degree to which folks foster a positive self projection (ie, through kindness, tolerance, insight, etc., often revealed in off topic tangents, be they economics, military history or pet peeves while driving) seem to me to make this a much more rewarding group, all the better served when something new comes along.

Witness, EG, the absolutely great series of discussions of the latest RTrips...I think that many of us gained in that exchange given the long standing relationships that had been established prior to our heartfelt exchange over this newly released material. Just wouldn't have played out that way if we were a bunch of anonymous reviewers.

In a way, this was the underlying motivation of my post. The reviews are generally isolated commentaries that you can't place in any sort of context for the individual. Here, however, the history of each and every poster, at least most of them anyhow, greatly enhances the information provided while kicking around new material or a new take on old material. You just don't get that from the reviews, IMHO.

Hmmm, almost gushing there...distressing to some no doubt, but you probably all just roll your eyes and say "poor old sentimental Tell...it's pathetic he doesn't have a real life...but maybe I'll listen to 6-14 and post something about it just so he doesn't need to take another physical therapy session for his broken down back"...or maybe you just ignore it, but either way the background probably helped you decide.

In spite of all our differences over the years here GC, as just one small example, I can safely say that we share a great deal of our "outlook" on the world at large, both somewhat cynical/realistic bleeding hearts (in a good way), etc., etc., and it helps me understand your position on all sorts of issues, music and otherwise.

Jeezzz, I think I am even boring myself now...

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 26, 2009 10:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

No, I actually made it all the way thru your post ;-)

Largely, WT, I agree. Over the years (jeez, that's crazy) we regulars have all come to have recognizable personalities and it does make for more engaged discussion/ranting/what have you.

But in your example of the Rtrips posts, I would say that DOES fit in w/the larger discussion of 'what's the best version of Row Jimmy', etc.. b/c it's at least Dead-related...while also reflecting views about bigger issues--old vs. new heads, littering, cops, how much money the tickets cost. etc.

Being a died-in-the-wool liberal (as you described me in an earlier post, and while I grudgingly accept the label I would caution that I don't go 'big L' across the board--ask me my views on whether English should be a required first language for immigrants some day and you might be surprised at my most un-liberal answer), I always accept free speech on whatever topic is at hand...it just seems often silly given the topic of the forum to be talking about Kensyean economics or gun control, but yes, I recognize we all have views on things that reach beyond our favorite Shakedown.

BTW, if you're still reading this post, I sincerely hope I'm not the only forum-ite here who would describe himself--generally--as liberal. If I am, the world has certainly changed a lot under my feet without me realizing it (i'm the ONLY liberal to be found on a forum of Deadheads???), and I'll cry real American tears. (You know, because I just love my country so much, and--sniff--I fear for it.)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 26, 2009 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Oh, I knew that (you're "unL" outlook on that issue) or at least woulda guessed as that's part & parcel of the "cynicised liberal aging process" I tend to think...but hey, not to say we don't have our differences, or what would this world be, much less this forum? A heck of alot more boring doubtless.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 26, 2009 11:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Need a tissue?

http://leftagenda.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/colbert-cries-over-glenn-becks-loss-of-sanity/

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Poster: rastamon Date: Apr 26, 2009 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

is Glenn Beck on CNN? I pay little attention to most TV talking heads. The Colbert show is a satire/comedy show to yuk-yuk with. They are very liberal with excerts & taking things out of context- for comedy sake-of course(duh).

But as long as it makes Glenn look like an idiot, making no good points, thats what counts, which = no idiot's viewpoint should even be considered (except the idiots on the left)
lol

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 26, 2009 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Mr. Beck has jumped to FOX. Where they dyed his hair and tried to make him "purty" like they tried to do with Greta after she came over from CNN.

Colbert's whole schtick on his show is pretty much as a parody of "Papa Bear" Bill O'Reilly.

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 26, 2009 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: unprovoked rant

All of these TV shows focus on the most divisive issues to maintain the insanity which is "party politics".

When all we ever wanted or needed was a little common sense from our politicians.

You may say I'm a dreamer.....

You'd be right. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one. None of these face-boys ever has an original thought or opinion. They're selling ads.....that's all. It's "BREAKING NEWS" 24/7 because the boomers buy more Viagra and the housewives buy more Swiffers. That's the result of their babble. The intended result, I might add.

If we fixed health care, schools and SS, they'd go broke.

Damn, these shows are good too. They hook me all the time. Sometimes I walk away w/ a sick feeling.....subconsciously. I never click away from one of those shows feeling uplifted. Never.

That's why I stay away and stick w/ music and sports. The challenge is to stay informed without relying on these particular fuck-faces. Best of luck with that. Really.

This post was modified by high flow on 2009-04-26 19:08:18

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 26, 2009 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: unprovoked rant

Hmmm, you're smart...like I kinda thought...but this helps make it clear. And we still have Ed Abbey in common. Need more like him it seems. I sorta think of Earl as Economics Ed...might just be the "E"...

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 26, 2009 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: unprovoked rant

I think high flow mighta nailed it...at least how I feel.

These talking head bozos--left and right--are all about bringing in the ad money...it's a particularly cyncial brand of "entertainment", but what infurates me is that it's heralded under the banner of "news." We may understand that, but the millions of people who glom on to "the message", such as it is, don't. AND they vote based on those extreme and divisive viewpoints. That's why we never get any meaningful reform.

You can glean more true wisdom from other forms of entertainment (i.e. an episode of "The Wire") about the way things really work than you can from watching a year's worth of Fox or MSNBC.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 26, 2009 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: unprovoked rant

Ha--my wife (don't tell Miss D!) loves the Wire...good show.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Apr 25, 2009 5:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Well there good notary and Prime Minister, writing a review is like preaching to the choir, while participating in our little tete a tete is more like preaching to a horde of heathens.

Over there, civilization, over here, Lord of the Flies.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 25, 2009 10:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

The Internet Archive is the greatest experiment in democracy on the internet - perhaps standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Craigs List in many ways. Many people may not realize the sophistication and power of the advanced search engine here. You can use it to instantaneously find and glean very interesting and important facts and info. You also get an endless hook into some of the greatest media files to have ever been transferred to the internet.

As the usual moron I am, I found myself first-off reviewing shows that I loved, especially several that I attended. My reviews are biased with this haunted love of mine. So I stopped reviewing after about 15 shows. Not to mention, I am a lousy reviewer and a terrible critic. Terrible. Then I found myself reading some reviews, like I thought I was gaining knowledge or something. I think there is perhaps as many bogus reviews as there are decent reviews, or close to that many. How many times have you noticed that?

Of course, around here, as Rasta has said, "to be a regular poster here who joins into the conversation, one has to develop a thick skin and put up with some disrespect ala some of the real trolls here."

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Poster: rastamon Date: Apr 25, 2009 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

didn't Garcia say he hated some set they did, then heard it later and it was some of the best shit they'd ever played?

maybe it's what other's see in your reviews, (grate reviews I'd add) your souls a critic, no?

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Apr 25, 2009 1:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I have posted few if any reviews, since they're just opinions, which are cheap. I love to read the reviews by others that are actually recollections of having been at the show. I even copy those into my notes on the shows that I keep offline. But apart from a very few people whose tastes seems to reliable match my own (Dr. F., Capn Doubledose, and a handful of others), I just don't care about opinions. So I don't post my own, usually.

But over here in the forum we have something of a community. I know that if I ask a question, I'll get an intelligent answer (mixed in there somewhere among all the sarcasm); probably several. And while I don't know anyone personally, much less go fishing with one of you or live in the same town, I feel like I know a lot of you to some degree. That doesn't usually happen in the series of reviews.

I agree with Monte(?) who said above that this is a great experiment in democracy, like Craigslist. In my day job, I'm a digital librarian -- I try to turn a great research library inside out so people can learn whatever they want. There are a lot of good models, but the Archive is in a class by itself. Collections, reviews, user submissions, forum, downloads -- exactly what the Web should be about.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 25, 2009 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Yep D-1, this place has been rolling along exceptionally well in my view. Why, I think that if we were to poll everyone about now, we'd find that it is one absolute Web-based Woodstock. Even amongst the tribe here, a variety of accomplished sorts...I suppose folks here forgive my ramblings on these paths, which I hope never cause those unmentioned, as important as they are to the whole, to take offense. But, I was just thinking of how much various individuals bring here, whether it be Rob, the forum Poet Laureate; Monte, the Pictorial Poster of Excellence; Helives, and LiA with their Tome-esque Reviews; Dali with CD Covers of every sort; Tiger, Strat and huntr with advice on all matters of technological significance; and, of course, who can forget the kindness of Arb and McGlone, or the Soul of Ashes; or CCharlie/rasta (who knows how to classify him?); or that chick, Sainted Stephen; and if BD and Coach K weren't here, how'd we know about the East Coast south of NY?; and Ganges, dilcurrie, SD77, MSun, and all others of Foriegn Locales; besides, the contributions of Jerrob, BlkPeter, CFreedom, Deadbuck, Mickmac, the Doc, PurpleG, craven, the cranky Dire, the rare posts of High Flow; Treeap, caspers, Northstar; the fishing trio (boats?) of Elbow, JGly, and CLIFF; GoP, BE, both gone but not forgotten?; or WWDream; and the young punks like NC & K-Man; not to mention Baron, Lobster, Wharf rat or otherwise, Compsurf, veblen, UUnknown, SDH, CPW and his early era girls; or Earl and economics 101; alyca, SRCueball and his recent hijinks; or SpSwords, Stealz, snori, ducats blow?, nagdot or is it me?, ringsbells, fireeagle, dilcurrie, greenbud, MDewd, patourkid; Pkelley--the kid lawyer; JOTS and the Pats GROK; BGnarley, Wineland, Not a typical, darkeyes, Liam, Deadbuck, Cush of bookstore fame, JodyC, airgarcia, D&Mercy, OldNJhead, GrendelC the liberal, MindofJ and the submariners of today, Zaorish, CCity, Sleib, AND PPecker JGannon, dogsinapile, waynecs, Nedhead, billydlions, finnisterbaby, JS 86, littledire; Miss Divine, the future Mrs Prime Minister (?); edgehead, snow & rain, soogJohnson, skippy61, JCed, squbarker, amosearle, buscameby...this is going way too long! But there's you too, DH...crap. I have tried this memory hook device I learned in college that takes less than five seconds to commit a name to permanent memory...but I think I failed. I had to think of something they exchanged with me for it to work...sorry.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Apr 26, 2009 8:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Well!

Gone AND Forgotten.

*looks peevishly snubbed, righteous, and indignated*

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 26, 2009 8:23am
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Ha--that's what you get for that...you were actually there, trust me, and got deleted.

Now, you think I am making this up? Seriously--you were "in" as an abbreviation--"DM" and I know this because I have to go back to a previous time I did it (ie, I cheat) because the little memory trick only works with recent interactions, and I used by "letter D" for the likes of Death/mercy, Dire and so on, and then thought they had been covered, but the "DM" for "death and mercy" that I had interacted with, "REPLACED" your "DM" in my little memory list...

Does that make sense? So, it was a mistake, as I mentioned, because you were there six months ago, but yesterday couldn't be recalled because you were replaced by a DM poster I had interacted with more recently...

Sorry, but otherwise, I would have to actually WORK at this and it wouldn't be "fun"...

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Poster: deadmax Date: Apr 26, 2009 12:42pm
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Well, I dunno, it DOES sound like you used to be able to do that trick but now you can't so it sounds like you are just getting old, so if that's the case I can only concur with robust agreement. Just glad its not me.

Carry on with your grabs at youth.

:)

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Poster: rastamon Date: Apr 25, 2009 6:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

and what became of sparky & max chorax?

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Poster: BataviaSparky Date: Apr 25, 2009 7:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

this sparky is present and accounted for- I love you all and this forum!!!!

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Apr 25, 2009 6:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Wow, that's comprehensive! But I was surprised to see Miss D. so far down the list... :p

And don't forget William Tell, the stabilizing influence that keeps the rest of us from spinning completely loose from the axis... :)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 26, 2009 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I thought he was saving the best for last

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Poster: deadmax Date: Apr 26, 2009 8:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Well Billy T., I'm not sure about the whole review thing. I read them and a small fraction of them are intelligent in respect to the music, some of them are fun because of all the CAPS and e!x!c!l!a!m!a!t!i!o!n marks, then some are truly just ridiculous - posting because you can get to the internet sort of thing.

Personally, I've reviewed plenty of shows at DH and thought about posting over here in the reviews but then I found myself wording the reviews in the mores of the Review section (How can you say it's only a 2!? ; What do you mean you can't hear Jerry? ; JaguarBoy sure doesn't know his shit from shinola) you know, that sort of thing. Then I thought that the people who I would be writing for already have an opinion and probably would read it anyway as has been stated in replies to this post already.

I like that they are separate like the way the back-of-the-house crew at a restaurant is a different and always at odds with the wait staff and bartenders. It keeps a palpable tension that keeps the place together that might not be as great as its parts.

(Oh, and thanks for the snub in your response to your own post!) :P

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 26, 2009 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Hey man, you gotta know I would never snub the guy what championed 68 and put together the "best of by year" compilation at Hook that so surpasses all such activities at most any such sites!

My bad...see my explanation below if you care...if I worked at it, such obvious screwups would not occur, but you gotta understand it's just fun and games, and errors of this sort absolutely predicted by the methodology (originally developed so you can memorize the names of all your students when teaching classes of over 100 students at University...works pretty well, but there, when you screwup, as long as the correct student responds somewhere in the class, you don't look bad since it just appears you were gazing in the wrong direction...esp if that is toward the attractive young coed with tootsie pop in hand).

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Poster: cush212 Date: Apr 27, 2009 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

We're just more fun here...

;)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 27, 2009 3:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

Ha!

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Poster: cush212 Date: Apr 27, 2009 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

And Ha! to you too you denizon of the north valley!

:)

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Poster: cush212 Date: Apr 27, 2009 3:52pm
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Gotta go... Will be back when I can...

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Apr 25, 2009 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewers vs Forumites...(Forum related)

I've also noticed that....it's kind of puzzling. I wonder if most of the reviewers don't even notice this forum exists. Or whether they're such idiots they couldn't contribute anyway! Judging by most of the reviews, I'm thankful those guys aren't posting here too....

I'm guilty of posting hardly any reviews - I guess partly because it's time-consuming and unrewarding. But if you think about which posts are seen more and longer, obviously, if you say something in a show review, people will be seeing it for perhaps years to come - say it here in the forum, only a few people read it, & folks in the future can only find it accidentally.
Which is just due to the lousy way the Archive's set this up. I'm sure at the start, this forum was thought of as just a little messageboard for fan-chatter & random browsing - which it is - but over time, it's also become its own archive of Dead discussions - you have to be quite the dedicated searcher, though, to find them.

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